Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A Great Day, Thanks to Sunny
Several years ago, Sunny told me about going to a Reader's Group in Turlock. She gave me the email address to contact and said it was a great gig and I ought to go there too.
Of course I did exactly what she said. I heard from the program chairperson and we discussed a good time for me to come which ended up being over a year later. She was good about keeping in touch, telling me how many people to expect, and directions.
Turlock is about 3 1/2 hour drive from my home so I asked my daughter-in-law to come with me as the driver. Thank goodness, the highway was crowded and under construction in part. We arrived a scant 10 minutes ahead of time for a beforehand lunch with two of the officers of the group.
From there we went to the church where they meet and over 40 women gathered. I had a great time telling them about the inspiration for each of my books and making them laugh. Afterwards I sold 23 books. And even better, I was paid quite well for my efforts. I'm sure Sunny told me about that part, but I'd forgotten so it was a wonderful surprise.
It was a great day that wouldn't have happened if Sunny hadn't shared with me.
Sunny and I have done several gigs together, but my point is, when something great like that comes up for you, pass the information along to another writer who might be able to take advantage of it. Of course it's possible the group might not be in the market for what you write, but the more we share this kind of information among ourselves, the better it is for all of us.
So--once again, thank you, Sunny Frazier.